Dedicated Wrongful Death Attorney in Orem, Utah

At Swenson & Shelley Law, our Orem wrongful death attorneys believe that when any of our fellow Utah residents lose their loved one to negligence, they should have the opportunity to pursue the liable party for more than just their financial compensation needs, but justice.

We understand that losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. But when their death could have been prevented, the tragedy can overwhelm the entire family. This is why we are here.

Our wrongful death attorneys in Utah County will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death and identify all potentially liable parties, including individuals, businesses, government entities, or insurance companies, and hold them accountable for their actions. Contact us today to learn more about our compassionate approach to guiding families through these critical cases.

Orem Wrongful Death Law

What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Utah?

Wrongful death, by definition, is a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another person.

This may include, but is not limited to, negligent or reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, and other factors that can contribute to fatal collisions during:

  • Auto Accidents.
  • Bicycle Accidents.
  • Boating Accidents.
  • Bus Accidents.
  • Motorcycle Accidents.
  • Pedestrian Accidents.
  • Truck Accidents.
  • Uber / Lyft Rideshare Accidents.

In addition, property owners or managers may be held liable for wrongful death if unsafe conditions on their premises, such as slip and fall hazards, inadequate security, or structural defects, lead to fatal accidents during:

  • Construction Accidents.
  • Dog Bites or Attacks.
  • Slip & Fall Incidents.

If you have lost a loved one because of a person’s wrongful act, neglect, or default, we want to hear your story so we can help you pick up the pieces and pursue the liable party for the compensation you and your family need to move forward. Contact our Orem wrongful death lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.

Who is Eligible to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Utah?

According to Utah’s wrongful death statute, the following individuals are eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim in order of priority:

  • Surviving Spouse.
  • Surviving Children.
  • Surviving Parents.
  • Personal Representative of the Deceased Person’s Estate.

If you have questions about your eligibility to file a claim, contact our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Orem today to learn more about the legal threshold necessary to get started.

What Forms of Compensation Can Eligible Family Members Pursue During a Wrongful Death Claim in Utah?

Each Utah wrongful death claim is unique to each family. The circumstances of the death, the relationship between the deceased person and our clients, and the evidence presented to support the claim will help our lawyers outline the financial compensation needs of each family.

To follow are common forms of compensation we help our clients pursue.

  • Reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury that led to the deceased person’s death.
  • Reimbursement for the deceased person’s funeral, burial, or cremation costs.
  • Loss of financial contributions that the deceased person would have provided to their surviving family members if they had survived. This may include lost income, benefits, and other forms of financial support.
  • The value of household services, childcare, caregiving, and other assistance the deceased person would have provided to their family.
  • The physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress endured by the deceased person before their death, as well as the emotional pain and suffering experienced by their surviving family members.
  • The loss of love, companionship, affection, guidance, and support the deceased person would have provided to their surviving family members.

In Utah, the statutes of limitations that apply to wrongful death claims require that wrongful death claims be filed within two years of the date of the death or one year of the death if the claim is filed against a government entity. This means time is of the essence when filing a claim. The sooner you contact our law firm, the faster we can get started on your claim.

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Contact Our Dedicated Orem Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you believe your loved one’s death was the result of negligence, call our dedicated Orem wrongful death attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today at (385)-626-7197 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where you can learn immediately whether your claim is eligible to move forward with legal action.

We do not charge any fees upfront for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. That makes getting legal help accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.